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Training – the First Step to Getting Active This Spring

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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As the weather gets warmer, more and more people are getting off their couches, heading outside and jumping into their favorite outdoor sport. But before you do, you need to prepare your body for the lifestyle change from sedentary, indoor winter to active, outdoor spring. Josh Lyon, personal training director at 24-Hour Fitness, recommends starting with cardio, strength, alignment and flexibility. Lashaun Dale, the national creative group fitness manager at Equinox gym, recommends circuit classes and ...

Prevention Can Cut Cancer Deaths in Half

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Over 500,000 people died from cancer last year, yet over half of them could have been prevented, according to a new review article in Science Translational Medicine. There are multiple ways that some cancers can be prevented. Here are a few: 1 – Don’t smoke. If you do, quit. It may be hard, but more than 75% of lung cancer cases could be avoided in the U.S. if people didn’t smoke. 2 – Ask your healthcare provider ...

U.S. Cancer Rates Decline Result of Better Screening, Focus on Prevention

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on March 29th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A study released Wednesday reports that cancer rates in the U.S. have continued to decline. Since 1999, new cancer cases have been dropping by half a percent each year. Overall, the cancer death rate has declined by 1.5 percent in adults and 1.7 percent in children annually. The findings include almost every cancer case reported in the U.S. through 2008 and come from a report generated by several government agencies and other organizations, including the ...

Heavy Doctors Less Likely to Discuss Weight Issues

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A recently published study has found that overweight doctors are less likely to discuss weight loss with obese patients than those with normal body mass indexes (BMIs). The study also found that 37 percent of overweight doctors vs. 53 percent of doctors with normal BMIs were confident in their ability to provide patients with effective counseling about their diet or exercise (38 percent vs. 56 percent.) The researchers surveyed 498 family doctors, internists and general practitioners ...